Hot off the press, our 2019 catalogue is bursting with fresh, new products! We’ve kept all our best-selling classic puzzles and brainteasers, but we’ve added seven exciting new collections, including a great selection of brilliantly entertaining games.
This year sees the debut of Escape From The Grand Hotel – our first escape-room game; a stylish new collection of puzzles inspired by the most famous deductive mind in fiction, Sherlock Holmes; four different buzzer games that are guaranteed to liven up any night-in, and much more! Our new brand of games, Looney Goose, are the perfect reason to discard your devices and enjoy some face-to-face time with other humans and our outdoor games have been revamped and expanded to give great options for different audiences, including kids, young adults and families.
The US catalogue is available now and the UK version at the end of January, so please get in touch with your account manager and grab yourself a copy.
Our new products will be on display during January and February at the Atlanta, Dallas and Seattle Gift and Home Markets as well as Spielwarenmesse, Nuremburg and Spring Fair in Birmingham. Come and visit us for a chance to play-test them all for yourselves!
What do you get when you mix bikes, the Southern Alps and Richard Branson? The Virgin STRIVE Challenge of course! At the end of September whilst the rest of Professor Puzzle were enjoying the last few rays of the London summer sun, our Chief Puzzler Ben Meldrum was braving a five day cycle from Monaco to Tignes in order to raise money for the Big Change, a social enterprise programme that aims to empower young people. Founded in 2010, the Big Change invests in projects and programmes to enhance the lives of young people so that they have the opportunity to thrive.
Raking up 110k each day, the route was definitely a test of perseverance (who knew that the Alps would be so hilly?!) but the chance to be part of such a worthwhile cause soon put any aching muscles at ease. After five days of cycling, they finally reached Tignes and were met with breathtaking views. As our involvement included a £7.5k donation to the Big Change, we couldn’t think of a more meaningful excuse to get off the office swivel chair and out in the world!
Things are definitely “buzzing” in the Professor Puzzle office with the upcoming launch of our hot new range! Introducing Buzzer Battle, the collection of quick-fire trivia tests and laugh out loud party games that are just the thing to kick your next games night into overdrive! Get your fingers at the ready as we take a closer look at the products in this dynamic new range:
Get ready to sketch, scribble and scrawl in Doodle Buzz, the quick-thinking, quick-drawing guessing game! Can you draw a picture of a ghost knitting a jumper in the jungle? Or an astronaut delivering a pizza on a roller coaster? Let your artistic skills run riot as you go up against the clock to draw wacky scenes based on the topic cards for your teammates to guess. Will they be able to buzz in with the right answer, or will you be a doodle dropout?
Do you pride yourself on being a trivia buff? Are you a source of information, useless or otherwise? Put your knowledge to the test with The Big Buzz Off! Packed with over 200 questions on everything from music and history to film and pop culture, go head-to-head to see who will be the quickest to buzz in with the correct answers!
Have you mastered the art of the poker face or do you burst into giggles at the drop of a hat? See if you can keep a straight face with Laugh Out Loud, the hilarious game designed to make you crack up! Crammed with 150 different challenges, players take it in turns to tell jokes, do dares and tell cringe-worthy stories, but be careful – one little laugh and your opponents can buzz you out of the game!
Find out how much of a smooth talker you really are with Buzz Me If You Can, the wacky game of words! Players take it in turns to talk about a range of topics – everything from the internet to Paris – for their teammates to guess. Sound simple enough? Don’t count on it! There are a range of tricky forfeits designed to trip you up – will you able to talk without using the word “and”, or talk only in rhyme? With your opponents all waiting to dive for the buzzer to buzz you out, this game is just the thing to find out who truly has the gift of the gab!
Available for purchase on our website this Autumn, this buzz-tastic range is guaranteed for hours of non-stop family fun!
It’s been all hands on deck in Chicago over the last two weeks as we’ve been busy relocating to our new puzzle palace! Located in Ravenswood, it provides a fresh new space for our expanding US team to continue providing great customer service while developing inspiring new puzzles and games! The existing team, along with new recruits Molly and Kevin, are settling in well and enjoying the ‘burbs!
Andrew Wade has clearly missed his calling as an interior designer, showing more than a little flair while spending the week kitting out the new space – and adding a few extra flourishes of his own! The photos have got us wondering whether it’s time we gave our Twickenham HQ a little makeover too … watch this space!
Our new US address is 4809 N Ravenswood, Professor Puzzle USA, Inc. Suite 213, Chicago, IL 60640 – if you find yourselves in Chicago we’d love to see you!